BROWN, Lois Jane

BROWN, Lois Jane, 85, of Cadiz, died Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz.

She was born March 9, 1928 in Adena, OH, a daughter of the late John Charles and Caroline Fitzgerald Sargent, Sr.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz and was the retired owner/operator and book keeper for her dress shop in Cadiz.

She was preceded, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Harry J. “Jack” Brown; a son, Jeff Merkel; a sister, Grace; and a brother, John, Jr.

She is survived by two sons, Tim (Pam) Merkel of Cadiz and Curt (Carleen) Merkel of Vermilion, OH; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes a private service will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. R.J. Leek officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery.

Arrangements by Clark- Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, 154 West Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.